Arts and Culture

Mdingi isn’t your hype beast
Mdingi isn’t your hype beast
‘Why are we eating so fast?” asks Lukhanyo Mdingi, his hands poised as if to cue the gusts of parched summer wind that follow his question. We...
Worming into the guts of the unseen
Worming into the guts of the unseen
In the seminal text by Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire, he argues for learning and teaching as a way to draw closer to a more...
Fictive world is not escapist
Fictive world is not escapist
Magical realism and Afrofuturism, as modes of conjuring alternate universes, are en vogue in today’s cultural practice. So much so that it might...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Ke’nna Malume: 
The Portfolio: Andy Mkosi
The Portfolio: Andy Mkosi
In 2017, I spent a lot of time moving by taxi from Langa to Khayelitsha. En route, I spotted an area that I became curious about. One Friday, I...
The new accordion cowboys
The new accordion cowboys
When gun-toting Boers were threatening to usurp Lesotho from its rightful inhabitants during the rampant wars of the 1800s, Morena Moshoeshoe I...
The day the dollar died, the music also crashed
The day the dollar died, the music also crashed
I recently watched a small band of merry young musicians setting up their rig at a Bulawayo township pub. The space was so small it could barely...
Café is home away from home
Café is home away from home
Situated on the corner of Lower Main and Trill roads in Observatory, Cape Town, the Honeybun coffee shop looks on to a duvet of clouds that hang...
ICTAF: What is meaning when local goes global?
ICTAF: What is meaning when local goes global?
This is the third year that Tumelo Mosaka will be curating the fair, with his signature section being TOMORROWS/TODAY, a cross-section of emerging...
Art-making and world-building in Kaliyu-topia
Art-making and world-building in Kaliyu-topia
Kaliyu-topia, Kiveshan Thumbiran’s MA exhibition, takes a look at South African Indians in post-apartheid South Africa, and remixes...
SA needs to play catchup with India
SA needs to play catchup with India
Two weeks ago, I finally made my first visit to India, as one of the guest authors at the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival.
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Shampoonaiza Comedy Show: 
Art and activism become one
Art and activism become one
About six months ago, long-time friends Bradley Williams and DJ Kenzhero opened up Artivist. In the heart of Braamfontein, Johannesburg, the restaurant-cum-gallery seeks to become a lighthouse of cultural experiences. Zaza Hlalethwa spoke to its owners...
Kaliyu-topia: Displacement questioned at the end of days
Kaliyu-topia: Displacement questioned at the end of days
Kiveshan Thumbiran’s exhibition title, Kaliyu-topia, is a hybrid word borrowing from Kaliyug, a Hindu reference to the end of time for...

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